Year-End 2016 Novella & Novella Collections Favorite Reads + Giveaway


Welcome to my very late Year-End 2016 Favorites!!

My year end favorite reads are books I've read in 2016 for the first time (and not necessarily all reviewed here - eek! or reviewed in 2016 - a few were posted in January 2017).  They are also not all published in 2016, but majority am. 

To start it off, here's what's going to happen. Every day in through February 28th (minus Sunday) at 6:00 PM EST
  1. I will tell you my favorite reads in the category of the day through their covers (you know how I love covers) and 
  2. you click on them to see my review of the book (in a new window). 
  3. Then you come back and fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! 


Novella: A short novel or a long short story, usually between 17,500 and 40,000 words.
Novella Collection: A full book that consists of two or more novellas.



      

  


I love novellas! It doesn't matter if it's published by itself or in a collection. They give you just the right amount of plot and message all in a lovely little package. When you're press on time, these are the best ones to pick up, and you'd be surprised by the depth of these stories. You'll be wondering how does the author do that? It's not too long, nor is it too short. It's perfect!


(1) winner will win a pair of ARCs of two novella collections + book swag. 
Terms are on the Rafflecopter.

Many thanks to publisher, Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction for providing the book prize for this giveaway!





Don't forget these other Top Faves of 2016 and Giveaways!
(Not in order)

    
     
    
    


CONVERSATION

52 comments:

  1. I love being on this list and I had so much fun writing "Silent Night, Star-lit Night" for St. Martin's Press. Annie, thank you!!! This was one of my fave projects!!!!

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    1. Aww! Thanks for stopping in Ruthy!! I love this story. It really brightened my day when I read it! Thank you!

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  2. I read An Amish Harvest and loved it. I would love to read any of the others.

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    1. Lucy! You'll enjoy the rest as well. Amish Harvest had some tough issues discussed and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the others in the same "Amish" collections are also wonderful.

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  3. The only one of these I have read is An Amish Harvest. Really enjoyed it! Would love to read the others!

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    1. Awesome Tiffany! I loved the themes in An Amish Harvest. The other Amish collections are also fabulous!! And you must try the others on this list!

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  4. I have read several of the books. I would love the chance to read Restoring Christmas. I have read all of Amy's books. They are always thought provoking and filled with love and grace.

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    1. Totally agree Deana about Amy's books. I think you'll enjoy Restoring Christmas too. All of Cynthia's stories evoked a sense of hope! Just love. And the others, obviously are my favorites, so hope you'll get a chance to check them out too!

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  5. I've only read "With This Ring" I loved it!

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    1. Hi Andrea! O, I know. With this Ring?!!!! It had some great characters I've already loved from the authors' other stories, so yea.. a great one!

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  6. I haven't read any of these, but the one I'd most love to read is Restoring Christmas. Cynthia Ruchti is one of my favorite authors.
    Dianna

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    1. Dianna, yes. Restoring Christmas was spot on. Just perfect.

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  7. I think "Silent Night, Star-lit Night" & An Amish Harvest, are the only ones I haven't read..
    All great books!

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    1. Silent Night, Star-Lit Night was a special one to me. I read it when I was under the weather and feeling a bit down. It picked me right up. It wasn't just in the story. It lit up for me as well. =)

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  8. I loved With This Ring?!!!!! Such a good one!!!

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    1. hahah. RIGHT??!!! You must try the others as well!

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  9. I've read Sins of the past . These authors are on my top ten list of favorites! Can't wait for their next releases!

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    1. I agree! Did you get the chance to read Dani's Still Life or Lynette's Moving Target yet? They are FABULOUS!

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  10. I haven't read any of the books in the post yet. But, I would really enjoy reading "Amish Harvest".

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    1. There's still time to add them to your TBR, and I hope you'll get the chance to read them ALL. And here's to a win for you!

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  11. Read Sins of the past and An amish harvest. Haven't read the other ones.

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    1. Aren't they great? Thanks for stopping in!

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  12. I haven't read any of these yet. I would start with With This Ring.

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    1. A historical fiction fan, eh? LOL. O, me too! And especially if you've read these authors' other works. With this Ring has lots of familiar friends!

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  13. I have not read any on the list , but I really want to read A Quiet Sky :)

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    1. This Quiet Sky - #bestillmysoul is right. Be warn - ugly cry in the most beautiful story!

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  14. I've read With This Ring, I have This Quiet Sky on my Kindle, but haven't read it yet.

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    1. O, Gail, stop everything and go read Joanne's This Quiet Sky! It's short - a novella and it's just BEAUTIFUL!

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  15. I have read Amish Harvest , which was great Will read the other books listed. Thanks for giving me some new books to read and the giveaway

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    1. Thanks Patricia. And you're welcome. These books have a special place in my heart, so I hope everyone gets the chance to read them.

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  16. I've read This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof and loved it! I won With This Ring but haven't read it yet. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Caryl, you'll love With This Ring, and the others too! Good luck!

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  17. I've read Restoring Christmas and it. is.
    excellent! I would like to read all of them but especially This Distant Sky and Silent Night, Star-lit Night. Thanks for this giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing and stopping in!

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  18. Haven't read these. I imagine my favorite would be Sins of the Past, I do like a good suspense read.

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    1. Richard, they are ALL good! I think Sins of the Past is a great choice! It's also on my favorite Mystery & Suspense category (live today)!

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  19. I haven't read any of these books.

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  20. I haven't read any of these specific books but have read others written by most of these excellent authors. Any choice would be a good choice.

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  21. I have not read any of the books on this list yet but I want to read The quiet sky

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  22. I haven't read any of these, but I think I would enjoy Silent Night and With this Ring the most!

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    1. All are great! I love how you chose 2 fromdifferent genres! Love it!

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  23. I've read two of these collections, Sins of the Past and With This Ring. Both were filled with favorite authors and great short stories.

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    1. Totally agree. I hope you'll get to check out the rest!

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  24. I have not read any of these. These books would be for my grandma; she loves Amish fiction the most.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Awesome! Amish fiction is truly a great genre. I'm hooked on them too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I haven't read any of these novellas, But 'Sins of the Past' would be the novella I would choose. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Sins of the Past is amazing!

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  26. I haven't read any of these yet,but would LOVE the With This Ring? collection. Thanks for some great suggestions!

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  27. Sins of the Past was great!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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